Somali Lives Matter — But Infidel Lives Don’t!

A week ago six Somali-Americans were arrested in Minnesota and California for attempting to journey to Syria to join the Islamic State and fight in the jihad. Now their fellow Somalis back “home” in Minneapolis are protesting the arrest of the six, who they say are innocent.

In the video below you’ll see the characteristic carrot-and-stick approach of Muslim demonstrators. The ones who get their faces on TV are earnest-looking, appealing to the American tradition of reasonableness and fair play. Watch the American flags come out. Can the teddy bears and candles be far behind?

While all this is going on, other Somalis are on Twitter, issuing death threats and promising a “massacre”.

This is the time-tested method used by Muslims against the infidel: shrewd co-opting on one hand, threats of violence on the other. The second makes the kuffar more tractable, so that the first is more likely to have an effect.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for compiling and uploading this video:

Below are excerpts from a series of news stories about the arrests and their aftermath. The first group of articles concerns the threats on Twitter (Mohammed Coefficient = 100%):

From The Star-Tribune:

Tweeted Threats Against Informant in Minnesota Terror Case, Officials Bring Federal Charges

By Randy Furst

A man who made death threats on Twitter against federal law enforcement officials in connection with the prosecution of six Minneapolis men charged with trying to join the Islamic State in Syria was charged Friday afternoon in federal court in Minneapolis.

Mahamed Abukar Said was charged with two criminal counts for threatening “to assault and murder a Federal law enforcement officer.”

The complaints said he posted on Twitter a photo of the government’s confidential informant in the case and threatened federal prosecutors.

Included in the federal complaint filed Friday were copies of Said’s alleged tweets, including one that said, “Ima whack that us attorney general.”


Minneapolis Man Accused of Tweeting Photo of FBI Informant, Making Threats

By Amy Forliti

A Minneapolis man was charged Friday with threatening law enforcement officials and writing on Twitter that a “massacre” would happen if authorities did not free six Twin Cities men who were arrested earlier this week and accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State terrorist group.

According to an FBI affidavit, Mahamed Abukar Said used his Twitter account to threaten to kill a federal law enforcement official and demand that the men be freed. In one tweet on Wednesday, Said wrote, “the Feds are getting two choices. Either they gon free my bros or the gon have a massacre happen then they gon take me too,” the affidavit said.

Said also used Twitter to retaliate against a man who cooperated with authorities, the affidavit said, and posted a picture of the informant on Thursday.


Court testimony about the use of an informant, along with the judge’s decision to detain the men, prompted angry reaction from some of the roughly 200 local Somalis who attended Thursday’s hearing in St. Paul.

The FBI affidavit in Said’s case says that as Thursday’s hearing was nearing an end, Said tweeted a picture of the informant. A message with that picture contained profanity and called the man a “snitch.” The tweet was visible for a short time before it was removed.

From Fox Twin Cities

Minneapolis Man Charged for Threatening U.S. Attorney General

MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) A Minneapolis man was arrested by the FBI this afternoon after making threats to kill the U.S. Attorney General and the FBI — his threats were sparked by four Minnesota men recently charged with trying to join ISIS.

During the trial for the four Minnesota terror suspects yesterday, prosecutors said threats had been made against their confidential informant.

On Friday afternoon, the FBI arrested Mahamed Abukar Said, 19, of Minneapolis for making those threats on his Twitter page. In addition, Said tweeted a picture of the confidential informant with the caption, “A snitch n**** that’s that s*** I don’t like!!!” The tweet was visible for a short time, allowing the FBI to capture it by screen shot, and was then removed.


Here’s a sample of the tweets:

@HafiaJay the Feds are getting two choices. Either they gon free my bros or they gon have a massacre happen then they gon take me too.

— Mahamed Said (@ImMahamed) April 22, 2015

Ima whack that us attorney general

— Mahamed Said (@ImMahamed) April 22, 2015


— Mahamed Said (@ImMahamed) April 22, 2015

The second group of stories concerns the arrests last week.

From ABC News:

Arrests in Minneapolis, San Diego in Terrorism Investigation

by Amy Forliti

Authorities in Minnesota say arrests have been made in connection with their terrorism investigation into youth who have traveled or tried to travel to Syria to fight with militants, including the Islamic State group.

A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office said the arrests were made Sunday in Minneapolis and San Diego but there is no threat to public safety. Spokesman Ben Petok did not elaborate on the number of people arrested or give details about the charges. He said more information would be released Monday.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI planned a news conference Monday to announce details. Monday’s news conference was billed as an announcement of a joint terrorism task force operation.

An FBI spokesman in San Diego referred questions to a spokesman in Minneapolis, who said Sunday he could not comment.

Authorities say a handful of Minnesota residents have traveled to Syria to fight with militants within the last year. At least one Minnesotan has died while fighting for the Islamic State.

Since 2007, more than 22 young Somali men have also traveled from Minnesota to Somalia to join the terrorist group al-Shabab.

From The Star-Tribune:

FBI Arrests Six in Minneapolis as Part of Joint Terrorism Task Force Operation

The FBI made six arrests in Minneapolis and in San Diego Sunday as part of a Joint Terrorism Task Force operation, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Minnesota office.

“There is no threat to public safety,” said Ben Petok, spokesman for U.S. Attorney Andy Luger.

More information will be released Monday morning, when media will be briefed by Luger and FBI Special Agent Richard Thornton on details surrounding the arrests.

Omar Jamal, a Somali activist in Minneapolis, said the community has been abuzz about arrests Sunday of several Somali young men both in Minneapolis and California that appear to be linked to the ongoing investigation related to ISIS and Al-Shabab. He said he’s heard the number of arrested could be between three and six people.

“The community is in a state of confusion,” Jamal said Sunday night. “They don’t know what is going on….This is a very serious issue. We as a community are concerned about losing our kids to ISIS.”

At least 22 young Somali men have left Minnesota since 2007 to join Al-Shabab in Somalia. At least nine are dead, some have been charged, and several remain at large.

Jamal added that he spoke to a cousin of one of the arrested young men who said he was taken into custody at home.

From The Los Angeles Times:

Minnesota Men Arrested in Terror Probe Were Headed to Syria, Officials Say

By Kurtis Lee and Tony Perry

Several Somali American men were arrested by federal law enforcement officials Sunday after a 10-month investigation into American recruits trying to join Islamic State terrorists overseas.

The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested six men in Minneapolis and San Diego who officials said tried to provide support to leaders of Islamic State terror cells.

Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman, 19; Adnan Farah, 19; Hanad Mustafe Musse, 19; and Guled Ali Omar, 20, were arrested in Minneapolis. Abdirahman Yasin Daud, 21, and Mohamed Abdihamid Farah, 21, were arrested in San Diego after driving from Minneapolis.

Daud and Farah were planning to pick up passports and then cross into Mexico, where they would board a flight to the Middle East, federal authorities said Monday.

All six were charged with conspiracy to aid and support a terrorist organization, specifically the Islamic State. Each of the men is scheduled to appear in court Monday.

“These men were intent on joining terrorists,” said U.S. Atty. Andrew M. Luger of the District of Minnesota. “On several occasions they attempted to travel to Syria to join terrorist fighters.”


Over the past two years more than 20 Americans from the Minneapolis area have traveled overseas to fight alongside terrorists under the Islamic State banner, according to the FBI. Minneapolis is home to a large Somali American population.

“It’s clear we have a problem,” said Luger of the large number of Minnesota residents who have traveled abroad. “This problem is not a Somali problem. It’s not an immigrant problem. … It’s a Minnesota problem.”

From The Star-Tribune:

Terror Charges Leave Shock and Dismay Across Twin Cities

By Mila Koumpilova

Monday’s federal charges against six Minneapolis men accused of conspiring to join Islamic extremists overseas spurred soul-searching and pledges for action across the Twin Cities — from the governor’s office in St. Paul to the campus of Minneapolis Community and Technical College, where four of the men were students.

Some wondered what they might have done differently in the run-up to the charges; Minnesota leaders vowed to do more to engage with the Somali community in their aftermath.


On Tuesday, Dayton said he and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith had met with U.S. Attorney Andy Luger on Sunday and discussed the arrests. He said he promised that his office would do more to reach out to Somali community leaders, promote Somali-American appointments to state leadership positions and explore ways to boost job opportunities for young Somalis.

“We pledged whatever assistance we could,” he said.

Hours after authorities announced the charges on Monday, a Minnesota House panel voted to boost state funding tenfold to combat terrorist recruitment in Minnesota. Rep. Phyllis Kahn, DFL-Minneapolis, offered an amendment that would raise Department of Public Safety funding earmarked to combat recruitment, to $250,000. Kahn said the money would support partnerships between community groups and government agencies to thwart recruitment efforts.


Joining a violent group is wrong, agreed Sareedo Abdi, who owns Umu Dardaa, a second-floor shop that sells Somali tea, honey and other traditional items.

“The community doesn’t like it,” Abdi said. “Muslim religion is a peace religion. America gives us residence, health insurance, food stamps, school, jobs, opportunities for business. Why do they go to Syria? It’s no good.”


Minnesota Men Charged With Trying to Join Islamic Militants

By Amy Forliti

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When Guled Ali Omar made up his mind to join the Islamic State group, he wasn’t easily deterred.

The Minnesota man emptied his bank accounts last May and planned to fly to Syria via San Diego, federal officials say, but his family confronted him and he set his plans aside. In November, he tried to board a flight in Minneapolis, but was stopped by the FBI.

Even while under investigation, Omar and five other men kept trying to make their way to Syria, coming up with a plot to secure false passports.

Omar is among six Minnesota men of Somali descent charged with terrorism-related offenses in a criminal complaint unsealed Monday. They are among the latest Westerners accused of traveling or attempting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group, which has carried out a host of attacks including beheading Americans.

In Alabama on Monday, a spokesman for Muslim couple said their 20-year-old daughter fled a Birmingham suburb to join IS militants in Syria after being recruited online. The woman’s whereabouts weren’t immediately clear.

Authorities described the Minnesota men as friends in the state’s Somali community who recruited and inspired each other and met secretly to plan their travels.

From The Star-Tribune:

Rep. Ellison: Terror Recruits Are in the Dark, Hard to Reach

By Allison Sherry

WASHINGTON – When Rep. Keith Ellison closes his eyes at night, he worries about the Somali-American kids at the “tipping point.”

They are the ones so disaffected with life in the U.S. that they find comfort in amateur, dark, online recruiting videos from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, referred to as ISIL or ISIS. The ones, Ellison says, who think they would have a better life and a better chance at influencing U.S. foreign policy by fighting there than voting here. Those, he said, who think ISIL leaders actually care about them.

“The people who get recruited are operating outside of the regular mosque structure, the regular community center structure,” said Ellison, a DFLer who was the first Muslim to be elected to Congress, in 2006, and who represents Minneapolis. He spoke at length with the Star Tribune after authorities charged six Minnesotans with planning to leave the United States and fight alongside Islamic extremist groups.

“They’re sort of off in some dark corner, you know. … They’re not going to Mogadishu, they’re going to Syria or Iraq to go fight somebody they don’t know. For what? What’s the comfort they are looking for?” he said.

Hat tip for the articles: Papa Whiskey.

9 thoughts on “Somali Lives Matter — But Infidel Lives Don’t!

    • I could be wrong about this, but I think the word you intended was “Scheisse” I took a year of German in college which I remember only because the dimmest scholar in the class couldn’t make the distinction between “William Tell Shoots Two Arrows” and “William Tell” sh***ts
      two Arrows” It’s hard to remember such a low level anecdote, but I still get a grin when I think of it.

  1. I have to say, I’m not a big fan of speech and travel restrictions. The particular residency status might be a mitigating factor, clearly non-citizens cannot be afforded all the same legal privileges as citizens, but I doubt that’s the real issue in this case.

    Prohibitions on public advocacy make the West appear weak in the eyes of cultures which are willing to openly express their popular agenda. They generally serve as a tool to silence and discredit advocacy of the people. And they dampen the ability of the people to express and thus to take a principled stand.

    In America, at least, there could be several million people tweeting their willingness to exterminate hostile foreign influences, with pictures of the weapons they would use for that task, if not for the legal prohibitions against it. I’m not an advocate of extermination myself, but without such advocacy taking place in the open, there is no way to have an open and honest discussion of the merits, disadvantages, and alternatives. And without such a discussion, one that recognizes and answers the concerns which lead to advocacy of extermination, there is no possibility of resolving the rising anger through dialogue rather than bloodshed. It would also be helpful for Muslims (and others) in America to have a better feel for the danger they court by their own publicity. If armed, law-abiding Americans were free to speak their mind on the matter, those currently presuming to call for bloodshed would rapidly gain a more realistic appreciation of the most likely outcome of what they advocate.

    The proper answer to speech you don’t like is to answer it, not prohibit it. I think that in most Western nations, not just America, the lifting of restrictions on speech could do wonders in shifting the tone of the debate. When the ‘silent majority’ is no longer compelled to silence on the threat of government retaliation, the out-spoken minority will start being a lot more polite very quickly.

    I feel no need to make a similar argument concerning travel restrictions. There are some parallels, of course, but for the most part I simply find them repugnant. If the West were willing to take action against ISIS, directly or through local allies, many lives could be saved and residents of Western nations might be discouraged from going…but if they did our response would be simple and final.

    • “When the ‘silent majority’ is no longer compelled to silence on the threat of government retaliation, the out-spoken minority will start being a lot more polite very quickly.”

      Wow, just wow! That is one of the most profane comments I have seen in a long time.

      • Don’t you mean vulgar?

        I neither worship the majority, nor the government, nor the obnoxious minority. I don’t even worship silence, and in any case it is not served better by allowing the minority to make all the noise than by letting the majority make some as well.

        I suppose that you must worship something I have slighted in that statement…is it the government?

        • Liberal ideals work ok with the people of East Asia and Europeans together because they share much more closer ideals and genetic material, on top of this both weren’t been infected with the Islamo-Satanic ideology.

          The problem is that the establishment in the West has been involved so deep for a few decades to influence and infect all the aspects of life that you can find fools sustaining their broken liberal agenda everywhere. I tend to act in two phases against these unconscious traitors when I talk to them online -I am talking abt the segment of population who has been wrongly educated by the liberal scum, not the liberal scumelite, but I also contact these scum leaders from time to time and I speak to them the same, most of the time jumping straight to the 2nd point, because I assume that they are already aware of their betrayal against me, against my kids and my kind:
          1. I give them overwhelming evidence abt the truth, demographic reports and the way the immigrants do things in their own countries speak for themselves, the blame card won’t work on me either bc I know enough history to know that Africa had slave markets long before the Europeans kicked in, we also know the terrible wars and acts of aggression of the Ottoman empire, and so on.
          2. if the persons come to me with illogical “xenophobia-homophobia-blabla” liberal oxymoron definitions than I conclude that they are unrecoverable traitors and then I just propose them what treatment they deserve for their betrayal. This comes quite easy I only have to sincerely talk to them my feelings towards them and how much I want to send them into exile to the IS state and their affiliates.

          Point is it would be very hard to win the population 90% because these scum have been infecting them with their liberal dogmas from a very young age. The liberal elite scum has also so much been involved into the immigration policy that this is their trading mark removing immigration would mean basically removing them from power -something which I strongly suggest in the most violent ways possible because brute force is the last or most sincere resort that God was giving to man so he can definitively win his way against senile people who would clamp to their throne with the teeth.

          • Well, I’m not for the most violent means possible, but I do have to acknowledge that the least violent means feasible is not anything like the fantasy of universalist utopian love and peace that most people seem to demand.

            I don’t think that there is any essential difference in how well liberal ideals work based on nationality, but only based on what other cultural ideals, principles, and values are more generally commonplace in a society where liberal ideals are a distinct minority, even if one widely promoted by elitists (both the elite and the aspirants). That is to say, when ‘liberal’ (i.e. Marxist) ideals are implemented throughout society, what you get is some kind of Communist “workers paradise” like North Korea (or Maoist China). Cultural Marxist elitists always try to claim responsibility for all the social benefits actually produced by non-Marxists (yet another thing they have in common with Muslims), but all the evidence is against the claim.

            As long as Marxism is just a veneer on a society, it is possible for the internal structure and culture to be what Marxism could never produce or sustain. But the Marxist veneer contributes nothing except to obscure the real workings.

  2. I no longer know whether our ruling class that permits the invasion is subversive or suicidal.

    • Yes. Both. Still there is plenty of time to negotiate full everything in exchange for full everything. It all makes such sense. Non sense that is. Preparation and planning seems to be working well for ISIS and their many millions of enthusiastic costumed Muslim supporters across the rich and ready fields of the EU rope. Hitler and his Nazis were just a day late and a dollar short. C’est la vie.

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